Verwood panto’s colourful characters bring the stage to life

The 30th anniversary production from Verwood Pantomime Society, Aladdin by Bradford and Webster, opened on Saturday at the Verwood Hub. Both shows were almost sold out.
Audiences enjoyed all the tradition of the panto with lots singing and dancing, booing and cheering. Every child in the theatre was given the opportunity to join the cast on stage and sing the community song, which many of them did.

Wimborne in Bloom’s national accolade

imborne in Bloom is proud to announce that the Town of Wimborne Minster has been nominated by South and South East in Bloom to represent the Region for the Small Town Category in the 2015 National RHS Britain in Bloom Competition. This follows the success of 2012 when Wimborne achieved the great accolade of a national title with a Gold Award for the first time. The group’s target is to repeat this remarkable success in 2015. It will be the fifth time of entry into the National Competition in Wimborne in Bloom’s 22 years.

Nick Douch, left, with Sheena Dayman from Bournemouth YMCA

Douch’s treemendous effort for YMCA

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors donated £200 to the YMCA thanks to their Christmas trees of remembrance initiative.
Members of the public were invited to hang a message on a Christmas tree, displayed in the group’s branches, in memory of a loved one.
For a donation they could also hang a bauble and the money raised went to the Bournemouth YMCA’s winter appeal for the homeless.